SMP LTD  - Submarine Manufacturing and Products Limited
Like SMP on Facebook.com
SMP on Linkedin.com

SMP LTD - Commercial Diving Equipment & Hyperbaric Chambers

Barracuda Gold Underwater Wet Welding Electrodes

Browse Commercial Diving Equipment
SMP are Registered Members of IMCA Registered members of IMCA





We are BSI Registered

We are BSI Registered for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

Barracuda Gold Underwater Wet Welding Electrodes

The Barracuda general-purpose mild steel electrodes (nearest equivalent E6013) comprises of a silicone free C/Mn core wire with a thick rutile alumina silicate flux coating.

Barracuda Gold Underwater Wet Welding Electrodes



 
Barracuda Underwater Wet Welding Electrodes
Product Options
Add item to quote
Product Details (PDF Version)
Click here to download product datasheet


For sales enquiries please 'Add to Quote'
or contact us / call our UK based sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775

Description
 

The Barracuda general-purpose mild steel electrodes (nearest equivalent E6013) comprises of a silicone free C/Mn core wire with a thick rutile alumina silicate flux coating. The waterproof coating is of a polyester resin material, which ensures complete sealing of the outer flux covering, thereby, ensuring the maximum resistance to moisture penetration. As well as enabling the maximum moisture resistance to be achieved, the electrode also allows for higher levels of misuse in its handling and care, and provides electrical insulation for improved diver safety. The packaging is designed so as to maximise shelf life to the full.

The electrode has a particularly smooth, soft arc characteristic that welders find very pleasing to use. The electrode produces a superb weld finish and the slag is easily removed. It offers easy striking and restriking and may be used in all positions. The electrode provides for excellent mechanical properties.


Specification
 

WELD METAL PROPERTIES
Mechanical Analysis

Tensile Strength (N/mm.sq.): Dry, 540. Wet, 564.
Elongation on 4d: Dry, 26%. Wet, 10%.
Reduction of Area: Dry, 70%. Wet, 47%
Charpy Impact Energy @ (0 deg. C): Dry, 62J. Wet, 34J.

Chemical Analysis - Deposited Weld Metal Analysis

Carbon (C): Typical (dry) 0.05%
Manganese (Mn): Typical (dry) 0.5%
Silicon (S): Typical (dry) 0.45%
Sulphur (S): Typical (dry) 0.025%
Phosphorous (P): Typical (dry) 0.025%

WELDING PARAMETERS

Electrode Dia: 3.2mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm

Electrical Characteristics
Current Type: DC only
Polarity: DCSP (-Ve) or DCRP (+Ve)
Amps: 3.2mm, 90-145 (165 max). 4.0mm, 130-220 (240 max). 5.0mm, 240-290 (310 max).
Volts: (OCV) 80 (max)

RECOMMENDED WELDING TECHNIQUES
The welding techniques we recommend for underwater wet welding are touch technique, of which, there are essentially three variations:
Drag
Oscillation
Step-back

We recommend that all underwater wet welding should be carried out using DCSP. However the electrode will also perform satisfactorily on DCRP should this be necessary. In addition, a circuit breaker should be fitted into the welding circuit to allow for safe isolation. This may be either dual pole or single pole. The use of double insulated welding cables and a suitably insulated electrode holder is also required. The use of the Piranha weld control unit is recommended, as it also provides essential welding parameter information and offers fault finding capabilities for the welding plant and welding circuit.



For instant service contact our sales team
Telephone +44 (0)1772 687775

Our top selling Commercial Diving Equipment

50 Litre Air Storage Cylinder with 300 bar Bullnose Valve

50 litre steel gas storage cylinder which comes complete with 300 bar bullnose valve

Green River Knife 17 cm with Sheath Carabiner and Line

The Green River Divers Knife is the best commercial diving knife with the best commercial sheath. Sheath including stainless steel carabiner, 2 x stainless steel splitring and cord.

C-Tecnics Two Diver Video & Diver Communications System

A Two Diver Video & Communications System that is Portable, Waterproof, Rugged & Weighs only 12.7Kg

Rhino 950 Workboat

The Rhino 950 is a large High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)  workboat that is ideally suited for use as a Dive SRP boat as well as a personnel transfer boat. It can be transported in a 12m flatā€rack.

Kirby Morgan 37 Commercial Divers Helmet

The Kirby Morgan 37 Commercial Divers Helmet is one of the most popular designs in the commercial diving world. It's considered the standard of the commercial diving industry.

OTS Buddy Phone System

The Buddy Phone® D2 is a digital, micro-miniature, ultrasonic transceiver allowing communication between two or more scuba divers or surface stations.